CASD-area HS juniors can apply for scholarships and support from the Newlin Foundation

The Coatesville-based Newlin Foundation is now accepting applications for support and scholarship opportunities through May 15, 2023, from juniors in high school, who live within the Coatesville Area School District and plan to attend college.

“Yes, you can go to college” is the mantra of the Coatesville-based Newlin Foundation, which is now accepting applications through May 15, 2023, from juniors in high school, who live within the Coatesville Area School District, and plan to attend college.

“I really wouldn’t be where I am today without the Newlin Foundation. My plan was to go to college without any idea of what that really meant. They not only prepared me for what was to come, they guided me through the process and provided me with the correct resources to be successful,” says Keith Walls, a graduate of Shippensburg University who was accepted as a Newlin Scholar in 2012, went on to earn his Masters and is now working at Albright College. 

The goal of the Newlin Foundation is not only to help students get accepted into college, but to graduate from college. In addition to providing students with five years of comprehensive mentorship and guidance, scholarships may be awarded to narrow the gap between the financial aid the student secures and their tuition and housing costs.

To be eligible, applicants must live within the Coatesville Area School District and be in their junior year of high school. Complete details and the online application form can be found at  The application deadline is May 15, 2023.

“This has been one of the greatest opportunities of my life,” says Ian London, student at Delaware County Community College, who was named a Newlin Scholar in 2020. “I knew I was blessed because of the help I would be receiving to pay for college, but I have learned that the Newlin Foundation is way more than that. I have learned so many new things pertaining to my college search, as well as lessons that I will hold on to for the rest of my life.”

Once accepted into the program, Newlin Scholars and their parents or guardians participate in workshops, informational sessions and special forums facilitated by professional staff throughout their senior year of high school and continuing throughout their years in college. All aspects of preparing for college admission including securing financial aid, managing educational costs, and adjusting to college life are covered. Scholars receive ongoing guidance to help with their transition from high school to college and to monitor their academic progress, with the ultimate goal of graduating with a four-year degree, two-year associate degree or trade-school certification.

“We understand that college is a huge transition in a young person’s life,” says Regina Lewis, Trustee, The Newlin Foundation. “We view our work as an investment in the future of our young people and the Coatesville community. Many Newlin Scholars are first-generation college bound. In many cases, students have the desire for higher education but may face barriers to finding the right college program, navigating the application process or accessing financial aid. The support they receive through our structured program increases their chance to be accepted into college and to succeed once there. After graduation, Newlin Scholar alumni tend to maintain close connections with each other and the Foundation, where support is always available.”

For more information or to become a Newlin Foundation donor or volunteer, email or visit

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